The Holy Spirit has been sent into our hearts, awakening us to the Father’s call for us to be one with him in Christ. The very love that unites the Father and the Son stirs within us, and with unutterable groanings inflames the will to seek no other gratification than perfect communion with God . . . Because I am blind, I do not see this touch of love that has claimed my heart. Because my faith is weak, I doubt the power that has been awakened within me. Because I am confused by all my compromises and attachments, I continue to delay in embracing the wisdom of surrendering completely to this touch. But God never gives up on me. He continues to renew in unexpected ways, my awareness of his presence within and around me, calling me to union.
– James Finley